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Hilary Swank To Play Racing Pioneer Janet Guthrie In ‘Speed Girl’ Feature Adaptation

Hilary Swank is revving up her next feature project.

The Away star is set to play Janet Guthrie, a pilot turned racecar driver who smashed barriers to become the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500.

She is attached to star and produce the film, which comes from Joel David Moore and Rishi Bajaj’s Balcony 9 Productions. The two-time Oscar winner – for her performances in Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby – is coming off Netflix space drama series Away and Deon Taylor’s feature thriller Fatale.

The feature is based on Stephan Talty’s book Speed Girl.

Set in the 1970s when the fight for women’s rights was gaining speed, Guthrie made a bid for the Indianapolis 500 in 1976 despite relentless opposition from the racing establishment and the men she hoped to race against. Janet qualified for the race in 1978 where she finished in the top ten, destroying many widely-held stereotypes about female drivers. The film will bring Guthrie’s passion and persistence vividly to life, immersing viewers in the untold story of the woman who came to Indy just hoping to qualify and left a trailblazer, inspiring generations of future female racers.

Swank, who has previously produced features including Freedom Writers and Conviction, and her husband Philip Schneider will exec produce alongside Balcony 9’s Joel David Moore and Rishi Bajaj.

“This is an incredible true story about female empowerment and going after your dreams” said Swank. “When I was approached with Janet Guthrie’s story by the great team at Balcony 9, I immediately said yes. I can’t wait to bring her inspiring life to the screen.”

“Janet Guthrie was a fighter who wouldn’t let anything stand in the way of her dreams. Her excellence in the face of sexism, hardship, and sabotage resonates even more profoundly today,” added Moore.

The deal was negotiated by Hillary Jones of Jones and Jones Law Group and Jackoway, Austen, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Mandelbaum, Morris, Bernstein, Trattner, & Klein.

Swank, Moore and Balcony 9 Productions are represented by Management 360.

Source: https://deadline.com/

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‘Fatale’ Trailer Teaser Sees Hilary Swank & Michael Ealy Caught up in Sexy Shenanigans

Lionsgate has released the trailer teaser for Fatale starring Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy. Swank is poised for a big 2020 already with The Hunt coming in March. Swank is looking to keep the good times going into the summer with Fatale, where she takes on the classic femme fatale role in what looks to be an adult thriller in the style of Fatal Attraction or Obsessed.

The Fatale teaser is brief but previews what looks to be a stylish, sexy movie hearkening back to the “woman from hell” adult thrillers of days gone by. The neon-tinged teaser shows us how one illicit night for Swank and Ealy’s characters move from the dancefloor of a club to the bedroom. Swank’s character looks inviting as she coos, “Come stay and play,” while Ealy looks pretty darn nervous about the night spent with this woman coming back to hurt him. We get an even better idea of the movie thanks to Lionsgate’s helpful synopsis:

“In this suspenseful and provocative psychological thriller, a successful sports agent, Darren (Ealy), watches his perfect life slowly disappear when he becomes entangled in a police investigation led by a discredited, disgraced, and determined detective (Swank) with whom he had a wild one night stand.”

Fatale hits theaters on June 19. For more, check out our most anticipated movies of 2020.


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Netflix: Meet the narrators of Explained season 2 – J.K. Simmons, Hilary Swank, Lakeith Stanfield

Explained is back on Netflix for a second season but which famous voices can we hear narrating this season’s episodes?

Despite the vast majority of its content arriving in the form of big-budget drama series, Netflix knows that to keep viewers hooked, it has to offer more.

As a result, in the past few years, we’ve seen a sharp increase in the number of shows that break the pattern that Netflix had been at risk of falling into.

One such show is the documentary series Explained which recently returned for a second season.

What is Explained?

Explained is a docu-series made in collaboration with Vox. It takes audiences through various events, entities and phenomena that either affects humanity today or could do so in the years to come.

We’ve seen everything from the future of meat, tattoos, cryptocurrency and even cricket explained during the series and to keep the show fresh for each episode, a new celebrity voice guides us through the topic of the episode.
Topics covered in season 2

After a surprisingly popular first season, that delved into everything from monogamy and the racial wealth gap to weed and extraterrestrial life, season 2 brings 10 new topics under the microscope.

In season 2, Explained examines cults, billionaires, animal intelligence, athleisure, coding, pirates, the next pandemic, the future of meat, beauty and diamonds.
Meet season 2’s narrators

Each episode is brought to life thanks to the help of a celebrity narrator and just as with season 1, there are some big names on the cast list for season 2.

Episode 1, September 26th – Cults – Lakeith Stanfield

Episode 2, October 3rd – Billionaires – Maggie Siff

Episode 3, October 10th – Animal Intelligence – Hilary Swank

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Fatale Release Date Set for October 9, 2020

Lionsgate has set the Fatale release date for October 9, 2020 and will distribute the film via its Summit Entertainment label.

Fatale is a mind-bending, taut psychologically provocative thriller starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Tyrin Turner and directed by Deon Taylor, who most recently helmed the summer sleeper hit The Intruder.

Fatale centers on a married man (Michael Ealy) who finds himself living a nightmare as he is relentlessly compromised, out-witted and morally manipulated by a mysterious woman (two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank) with whom he had a wild one night stand. How far will he go to save his marriage from his mistake?

Written and produced by David Loughery (The Intruder, Lakeview Terrace, Obsessed), the film is produced by Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group partner Roxanne Taylor and is executive produced by partner Robert F. Smith. Two-time Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential, Heat) served as director of photography, marking his third collaboration with Taylor on Fatale.

Jason Constantine, Lionsgate’s President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, said previously: “We previously acquired Deon’s thriller Traffik, and when Damon Wolf came to Lionsgate on the heels of working with Deon, he mentioned we should keep our eye on Fatale. He could not have been more right. We are all big fans of Deon and are thrilled to have him back at Lionsgate. This film has the heat and erotic appeal of relationship-gone-wrong thrillers like Unfaithful, Fatal Attraction or Basic Insinct. Deon Taylor has delivered a morally complex and outstanding character-driven thriller with riveting performances by Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy.”

“Damon and I had the chance to work together on The Intruder, and like a character from this new movie, he became almost obsessed with this project,” Taylor added.” I can feel that energy and passion with the Lionsgate team and I’m excited to be working with Joe, and to be reunited with Damon, Jason and Eda and the whole entire Lionsgate film group.”

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I Am Mother International Trailer

The international trailer for Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi thriller I Am Mother has been released online, featuring first look at Oscar winner Hilary Swank’s character and Rose Byrne as the voice of the titular robot antagonist. The film will be available for streaming on June 7, exclusively on Netflix.